2009-10 Offseason Summary

Roster
Free-agent departures: Randy Wolf, Eric Milton, Jon Garland, Orlando Hudson, Guillermo Mota, Jim Thome, Juan Castro, Jason Schmidt and Mark Loretta

Free-agent returnees: Ronnie Belliard, Brad Ausmus, Vicente Padilla

2010 options exercised: Manny Ramirez

Free-agent signees: Jamey Carroll, Reed Johnson

Non-roster free-agent returnees: Doug Mientkiewicz, Jeff Weaver

Minor leaguers added to 40-man roster: Kenley Jansen, Ivan De Jesus, Jr., Trayvon Robinson, Javy Guerra

Non-roster free agents: Justin Miller, Josh Towers, Luis Ayala, Angel Berroa, Nick Green, John Lindsey, Scott Dohmann, Argenis Reyes, Brian Barton, Michael Restovich, Prentice Redman, Juan Perez, Russ Ortiz, Francisco Felix, Timo Perez, John Koronka, Justin Knoedler, Alfredo Amezaga, Ramon Ortiz, Brian Giles, JD Closser, Gabriel Gutierrez, Russ Mitchell

Rule 5 departures: Jamie Hoffmann

Rule 5 acquisitions: Carlos Monasterios (from Philadelphia via New York Mets) Armando Zerpa (from Boston via Tampa Bay)

Trades: Jon Link and John Ely acquired from Chicago White Sox for Juan Pierre.

In-house signings: Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier and Jonathan Broxton sign two-year contracts. James Loney, Chad Billingsley, Hong-Chih Kuo, Russell Martin, Jason Repko and George Sherrill sign one-year contracts.

Honors

  • Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp win Silver Slugger Awards.
  • Kemp and Hudson win Gold Glove Awards.
  • Mitch Jones wins Joe Bauman Award as top home-run hitter in minor leagues and named to AAA All-Star team.
  • Russ Mitchell wins Dernell Stenson Sportsmanship Award.
  • Dodger Midwest scouting supervisor Gary Nickels inducted into the Midwest Scouts Association Hall of Fame and the Mid-Atlantic Scouts Association Hall of Fame.
  • Dee Gordon named Topps Midwest League player of the year.
  • Brian Cavazos-Galvez named Topps Pioneer League player of the year.
  • Family of Manny Mota honored as Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation family of the year.
  • Paul Quantrill named to Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • Burt Hooton named to Texas Sports Hall of Fame

Coaching and management

  • Entire major-league coaching staff signed for 2010.
  • Minor league coaching assignments made.
  • Vance Lovelace promoted Tuesday to special advisor to general manager and director of pro scouting.
  • Ken Bracey named special assistant to general manager.
  • Bruce Hines named minor league field coordinator.
  • Dodgers president Dennis Mannion’s responsibilities expanded to include baseball operations.
  • Court commissioner denies Jamie McCourt’s bid to be reinstated as CEO. May trial date set to decide McCourts’ ownership stake.

Scheduling

  • Dodgers announce plans to play exhibition games in Taiwan March 13-14 and in Las Vegas March 31.
  • Dodger Stadium to host Dodgertown Classic college baseball doubleheader February 28.
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